Bernie Sanders Has Announced That He has Endorced Hillary Clinton

Bernie Sanders Has Announced That He has Endorced Hillary Clinton
Bernie Sanders Has Announced That He has Endorced Hillary Clinton 
BHR Hollywood Reports.............For anxious Democrats, the wait is over.

 Bernie Sanders threw his support behind Hillary Clinton Tuesday, offering a much-anticipated endorsement of his onetime rival in the long and at times bitter Democratic primary contest.

Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton 
"I have come here to make it as clear as possible why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president," Sanders said at a joint rally here. "Secretary Clinton has won the Democratic nomination and I congratulate her for that."

The 74-year-old self-described democratic socialist, who has been a thorn in Clinton's side over the last year, pledged to support his former rival through Election Day: "I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States."

“This is one of the most important elections in our lifetimes,” Clinton said, directing her pitch to those among the crowd of 3,000 who supported Sanders.

“So I’m asking you to stand with us, and then I’m asking you to keep working in the weeks and months and, yes, years ahead. You will always have a seat at the table when I am in the White House.”

Awkwardness permeated the symbolic moment. Sanders looked pained. Clinton nodded through his notably long remarks, which sounded an awfully lot like his stump speech.
Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders 

Afterward, Sanders mopped the sweat from his forehead with a white cloth. The inelegant optics underscored that this is a union of necessity, not true love — a coming together of two opposing threads of the Democratic Party driven by fear of Trump and what he could do.

Yet Sanders’ endorsement is still an important moment for Clinton as she heads into her party’s July 25 nominating convention and the general election fight with Trump.

Strained though it may be, the Clinton-Sanders hug helps draw a contrast with Republicans, who remain deeply divided over Trump, with some major party leaders declining to even attend the GOP convention.

Donald Trump 
“In these stressful times for our country, this election must be about bringing our people together, not dividing us up. While Donald Trump is busy insulting Mexicans, Muslims, women, African Americans and veterans, Hillary Clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths,” Sanders said.

Sanders has had some success on the policy front. With Clinton’s blessing, the group writing the Democratic National Committee’s platform for the upcoming convention adopted several of the Vermont senator’s proposals over the weekend, including a $15 minimum wage.

Over the course of the primary, Clinton came to embrace many of the major themes Sanders emphasized, such as cracking down on Wall Street misbehavior, reforming campaign finance rules, and addressing income inequality.

Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders 
 More recently, she unveiled proposals that echo causes Sanders championed, including free tuition at public colleges for students of families making less than $125,000 a year.

While Sanders seemed to drag himself, inch by inch, toward Tuesday’s endorsement, others from the left rushed to back Clinton once she amassed the requisite delegate count, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren among them.

Clinton accepted Sanders’ backing in a town where she lost to him by 800 votes in the New Hampshire primary. She made a passionate plea to Sanders’ faithful, focusing on the major issues of Sanders’ campaign.

To those who poured their “heart and soul” into his campaign, Clinton asked them directly for their support: “Our country desperately needs your voices and involvement. And so does this campaign. And so does the Democratic Party.”
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